As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Sony Alpha A5000 is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams and super zooms. The Sony Alpha A5000's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and the Alpha A6000) and Nikon (such as the 1 J5 and the 1 J3)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A5000 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records movies in 24p, can focus continuously while recording movies and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,037k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.5 fps vs 60 fps) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
similar age
$425 - $548 (body only)
$517 - $648 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the A5000)

  • None found

common strengths of the A6000 and A5000

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 210 g

Sony NEX 5N

Sony NEX-5N
2 years older

Significant advantages of the 5N (vs the A5000)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 3.5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the 5N (vs the A5000)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5N and A5000

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 210 g

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5
1 year newer
$357 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 J5 (vs the A5000)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 3.5 fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the 1 J5 (vs the A5000)

  • No 24p support
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 20 lenses vs 62 lenses
  • Shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 420 shots

common strengths of the 1 J5 and A5000

  • Fairly small: Compact (98×60×32 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Very light: 231 g vs 210 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.4"

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
7 months newer
$448 (body only)
$479 - $548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the A5000)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the A5100 (vs the A5000)

  • None found

common strengths of the A5100 and A5000

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Very light: 224 g vs 210 g

Canon EOS M100

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3 years newer
$399 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M100 (vs the A5000)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M100 (vs the A5000)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 62 lenses

common strengths of the EOS M100 and A5000

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 302 g vs 210 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T
4 months older

Significant advantages of the 5T (vs the A5000)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 3.5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the 5T (vs the A5000)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5T and A5000

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×59×39 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 276 g vs 210 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A5000 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it takes significantly higher resolution photos (19.8 MP vs 9.8 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (16,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a much longer battery life (420 shots vs 240 shots).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.5 fps vs 24 fps).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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4 years newer
$1,198

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 460k dots
  • Shoots much faster: 24 fps vs 3.5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the A5000)

  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 420 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and A5000

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 19.8 MP
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 40 fps vs 3.5 fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the A5000)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 19.8 MP
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and A5000

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
1 year newer
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the A5000)

  • Has a GPS
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the A5000)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 19.8 MP
  • Shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 420 shots

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and A5000

  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 420 shots
  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $399.90

Casio Exilim EX-H5

Casio Exilim EX-H5
3 years older
$567

Significant advantages of the EX-H5 (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the EX-H5 (vs the A5000)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Built-in lens only
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 19.8 MP

common strengths of the EX-H5 and A5000

  • None found

Canon PowerShot N

Canon PowerShot N
1 year older

Significant advantages of the PowerShot N (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot N (vs the A5000)

  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 420 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 19.8 MP

common strengths of the PowerShot N and A5000

  • Flip-out screens

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A5000 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a screen which flips out, can focus continuously while recording movies, has slightly more focus points (25 vs 15), is newer (january 2014 vs march 2013) and is much smaller (compact (110×63×36 mm) vs professional size (129×101×78 mm)).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,037k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes much lower resolution photos (19.8 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.5 fps vs 10 fps).

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
2 years older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the A5000)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 62 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the A5000)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 19.8 MP
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the T3i and A5000

  • Flip-out screens

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
9 months older
$500 (body only)
$539 - $1,335 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the A5000)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 62 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the A5000)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 19.8 MP
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the T5i and A5000

  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Sony SLT A65

Sony SLT-A65
2 years older
$866 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A65 (vs the A5000)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 19.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 24fps

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A65 (vs the A5000)

  • Much larger: Professional size (132×97×81 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 1.4"
  • Much heavier: 622 g vs 210 g

common strengths of the SLT A65 and A5000

  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$264 - $549 (body only)
$346 - $449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the A5000)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 62 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the A5000)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 19.8 MP
  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and A5000

  • Inexpensive: $263.66 vs $399.90

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
2 years newer
$394 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the A5000)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 19.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the A5000)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.4"
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D3400 and A5000

  • Light weight: 395 g vs 210 g
  • Inexpensive: $329.00 vs $399.90

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
similar age
$394 (body only)
$500 - $510 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the A5000)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 19.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the A5000)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly heavier: 480 g vs 210 g

common strengths of the D5300 and A5000

  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Light weight: 480 g vs 210 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A5000 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (16,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a screen which flips out, has a much longer battery life (420 shots vs 320 shots), is newer (january 2014 vs june 2012) and is thinner (1.4" vs 1.6").

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.5 fps vs 10 fps), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't support an external flash.

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year older
$368 - $382

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the A5000)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 16,000 ISO
  • Built-in lens only
  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 420 shots

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and A5000

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 19.8 MP
  • Very long battery life: 330 shots vs 420 shots
  • Light weight: 213 g vs 210 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
4 months newer
$648 - $782

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the A5000)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Much shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 420 shots
  • Significantly heavier: 290 g vs 210 g

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and A5000

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 19.8 MP
  • Flip-out screens
  • Very long battery life: 320 shots vs 420 shots

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A5000 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (110×63×36 mm) vs professional size (130×93×103 mm)), takes much higher resolution photos (19.8 MP vs 9.7 MP), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (16,000 ISO vs 1,600 ISO), has a screen which flips out and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
10 months older
$373

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the A5000)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Built-in lens only
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.9 MP vs 19.8 MP

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and A5000

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 210 g

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-H200 (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H200 (vs the A5000)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Built-in lens only
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 19.8 MP

common strengths of the DSC-H200 and A5000

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (123×83×87 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 420 shots
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 1.4"

Fujifilm FinePix S3400

Fujifilm FinePix S3400
2 years older

Significant advantages of the S3400 (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S3400 (vs the A5000)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Built-in lens only
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 19.8 MP

common strengths of the S3400 and A5000

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 210 g